eScripts to be available throughout Victoria

The Australian Digital Health Agency says electronic prescriptions will be made available to the rest of Victoria following significant uptake in greater Melbourne since the capability was released in August.

ADHA says more than 34,000 electronic prescriptions have been received by patients in Melbourne from around 1000 prescribers and 600 community pharmacies.

More than 100,000 eScripts have been written nationally since May, ADHA says.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: eScripts, electronic prescribing

Comments  

0 # Donald Rose 2020-09-25 09:15
It would work better if the "texts" were sent to a phone app that stored the scripts in one location. Some patients have a truly extraordinary number of daily texts ( have forgotten how to speak?) and struggle to find the prescription text. Be even more challenging when going back a month later to fill a repeat.
0 # Ian Mcknight 2020-09-25 10:38
I imagine a lot of GPs will stick to traditional method for patients with multiple medications. While there are wallet type Apps on the way, the Active Script List when it comes out should be a bigger help with this.

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